Chicago Bears Draft Scout: Sam Hubbard

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Should the Chicago Bears be interested in Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard

Sam Hubbard is a high school safety turned Ohio State defensive end. He enters the NFL Draft as a second-team All-Big 10 performer, coming from the best defensive line in college football. Does his skill translate to a Chicago Bear?


Age: 22
College: Ohio State Buckeyes


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Hubbard is a very technically sound player. He plays with good leverage and is always the first to strike. Screens draws, options, none of that gets by on the side of Sam Hubbard. Hubbard also has a variety of pass rushing moves and counters in his arsenal. Overall, the floor is very high for Sam Hubbard.


Hubbard is not an over the top athlete who will thrive in the NFL. He lacks the elite burst to get off of the line of scrimmage and has average bend getting around. Statistically, Hubbard was never the best player on the Ohio State defensive line and it showed on tape. He did a good job of hustling, staying in the right place, and being there to clean up the mess. It is a needed job, even in the NFL, but it is not one that leaves a high ceiling for Sam Hubbard.